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Development of a photo voltaic building rooftop integration analysis tool for GIS for Dokki District, Cairo, Egypt

El-Saied Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed LU (2012) In LUMA-GIS Thesis GISM01 20111
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
This study describes the development and implementation of a PV Roof Integration Analysis Tool integrated into a GIS system in order to be used in conducting research within alternative energy field.
The tool introduces a set of analytical functions in a software application with the purpose of obtaining a suite of analysis functions, where they code is fully available and
it can be accessed with the possibility of modifying or even adding more functions. The toolbox was developed on VBA because of the VBA allows modify the code with anyone
with basic programming skills. In order to manage tables, map, etc. in ArcMap the ArcObjects COM-library was used. The different functions of the tool are: show address, find building rooftop... (More)
This study describes the development and implementation of a PV Roof Integration Analysis Tool integrated into a GIS system in order to be used in conducting research within alternative energy field.
The tool introduces a set of analytical functions in a software application with the purpose of obtaining a suite of analysis functions, where they code is fully available and
it can be accessed with the possibility of modifying or even adding more functions. The toolbox was developed on VBA because of the VBA allows modify the code with anyone
with basic programming skills. In order to manage tables, map, etc. in ArcMap the ArcObjects COM-library was used. The different functions of the tool are: show address, find building rooftop suitability for using PV system, find installable modules area, find expected maximum electricity output, find reduction of CO2 emission and find how many
people can utilize PV system output.
This study focuses on the Dokki district in Greater Cairo that was used as a case for developing the idea of a tool to assess the possibility of the roofs of existing buildings to
install PV modules in order to electrify building through developing a tool that works within the environment of ArcGIS software.
This thesis report is organised in main seven chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction part of the thesis. Chapter 2 gives a brief background of PV physics and installation
considerations along with brief description of the Sun. Chapter 3 introduces technical fundamentals of GIS, ArcGIS, VBA, ArcObjects and Ecotect analysis tool. Chapter 4
describes the toolbox of the software detailing all the functions and codes used by the application. Chapter 5 contains the results of the software suite for all study area. Chapter 6 includes general discussion about the study's results and evaluation of the tool. Chapter 7 is a conclusion and proposed future work.
Study area is well suitable for generating electricity using PV systems. The results show that about 90% of the district’s rooftops are suitable for using photovoltaic cells in case
of standalone systems and about 93% in case of public grid connected systems.
The most important conclusion of this thesis is that GIS can be an advantageous tool in alternative energy fields. (Less)
Abstract
Popular science
This study describes the development and implementation of a Photo Voltaic (PV)Roof Integration Analysis Tool integrated into a GIS system in order to be used in conducting research within alternative energy field.
This study focuses on the Dokki district in Greater Cairo that was used as a case for developing the idea of a tool to assess the possibility of the roofs of existing buildings to install PV modules in order to electrify building through developing a tool that works
within the environment of ArcGIS software.
Nowadays, the reduction of greenhouse gases is playing most important role around the world. By using other energy sources instead of ordinary fossil fuels, such as renewable energies, we can help to meet... (More)
Popular science
This study describes the development and implementation of a Photo Voltaic (PV)Roof Integration Analysis Tool integrated into a GIS system in order to be used in conducting research within alternative energy field.
This study focuses on the Dokki district in Greater Cairo that was used as a case for developing the idea of a tool to assess the possibility of the roofs of existing buildings to install PV modules in order to electrify building through developing a tool that works
within the environment of ArcGIS software.
Nowadays, the reduction of greenhouse gases is playing most important role around the world. By using other energy sources instead of ordinary fossil fuels, such as renewable energies, we can help to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets and supports the goals of the Ministry of Environment in Egypt.
This thesis report is organised in main seven chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction part of the thesis. Chapter 2 gives a brief background of PV physics and installation considerations along with brief description of the Sun. Chapter 3 introduces technical fundamentals. Chapter 4 describes the toolbox of the software detailing all the functions
and codes used by the application. Chapter 5 contains the results of the software suite for all study area. Chapter 6 includes general discussion about the study's results and evaluation of the tool. Chapter 7 is a conclusion and proposed future work.
The results of the study encourage the installation of the PV systems to electrify suitable buildings.
The most important conclusion of this thesis is that GIS can be an advantageous tool in alternative energy fields. The Photo Voltaic Roof Integration Analysis Tool is an example of a user-friendly tool that can be used in researches within renewable energy sector. (Less)
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author
El-Saied Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed LU
supervisor
organization
course
GISM01 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis, GIS PV, VBA, ArcObjects COM-library, CO2 emission, standalone system, grid connected system
publication/series
LUMA-GIS Thesis
report number
19
language
English
id
3130607
date added to LUP
2012-12-10 15:57:26
date last changed
2012-12-10 15:57:26
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  abstract     = {Popular science
This study describes the development and implementation of a Photo Voltaic (PV)Roof Integration Analysis Tool integrated into a GIS system in order to be used in conducting research within alternative energy field.
This study focuses on the Dokki district in Greater Cairo that was used as a case for developing the idea of a tool to assess the possibility of the roofs of existing buildings to install PV modules in order to electrify building through developing a tool that works
within the environment of ArcGIS software.
Nowadays, the reduction of greenhouse gases is playing most important role around the world. By using other energy sources instead of ordinary fossil fuels, such as renewable energies, we can help to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets and supports the goals of the Ministry of Environment in Egypt.
This thesis report is organised in main seven chapters. Chapter 1 is the introduction part of the thesis. Chapter 2 gives a brief background of PV physics and installation considerations along with brief description of the Sun. Chapter 3 introduces technical fundamentals. Chapter 4 describes the toolbox of the software detailing all the functions
and codes used by the application. Chapter 5 contains the results of the software suite for all study area. Chapter 6 includes general discussion about the study's results and evaluation of the tool. Chapter 7 is a conclusion and proposed future work.
The results of the study encourage the installation of the PV systems to electrify suitable buildings.
The most important conclusion of this thesis is that GIS can be an advantageous tool in alternative energy fields. The Photo Voltaic Roof Integration Analysis Tool is an example of a user-friendly tool that can be used in researches within renewable energy sector.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
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  title        = {Development of a photo voltaic building rooftop integration analysis tool for GIS for Dokki District, Cairo, Egypt},
  year         = {2012},
}